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5 Reasons you should stay at Shwari Watamu

on Saturday, 31 October 2015. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Lifestyle, Travel

Shwari Watamu is a luxury beach villa overlooking the Indian Ocean

 5 Reasons you should stay at Shwari Watamu

Luxurious accommodation, fine dining, activities for all the family, all on the beautiful Watamu beach, just a short drive away from Malindi airport.

Friends of Kenya 2015

on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Fishing

Deepsea Fishing Competition - Hemingways Resort, Watamu

Friends of Kenya 2015

The 2015 Friends of Kenya billfish competition was held over the 3rd and 4th of March. The boat auction took place on the evening of the 2nd March at Hemingways Watamu.

The two day event gives fishermen the option of staying out at sea and fishing overnight, giving the opportunity for broadbill fishing in addition to the typical marlin and sailfish that the teams try to catch during the day.

Wonders of Watamu

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Lifestyle, Community

New website promoting the attractions of Watamu and the surrounding area

Wonders of Watamu

Wonders of Watamu is a marketing initiative creating a buzz on social media causing travel media worldwide to turn their attention on Watamu. The dynamic media campaign was created by residents, businesses, and attractions based in Watamuand developed by international tourism media experts e-Tourism Frontiers . The recently launched online marketing campaign promotes the beauty, activities and accommodation of Watamu and the surrounding region, including the Watamu Marine Park and Reserve, Mida Creek and the Arabuko Sokoke Forest.

Wildfitness Kickstart

on Tuesday, 16 September 2014. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Lifestyle, Travel

Fitness Courses on the Swahili Coast

Wildfitness Kickstart

Wildfitness offer holidays with a difference, where cocktails, pizzas, and lazing away the hours are not part of the programme.

Going on holiday to get fit and not indulge probably seems insane to many, especially to those looking to escape a busy city lifestyle, where many hours are spent in the office or in traffic.

The Wildfitness philosophy, training sessions and diet are an ideal antidote to stress, lethargy, and a mind and body that needs a kickstart and how to go about leading a more healthy lifestyle.

WSFC Fishing Competition - Day 2

on Monday, 30 December 2013. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Events, Fishing

Final results and photos

WSFC Fishing Competition - Day 2

Seahorse managed to remain ahead of the fleet overnight in Watamu, having entered day 2 with the most points from 3 Striped Marlin on Day 1. Skipper Peter Ready and the fishermen and crew on board Seahorse caught another Marlin on the final day, and ended with a total points tally of 916.71 to win 1st Overall.

Insteada was hot on their heals with a succesful second day, but fell just short at 916.43 points, a very slim margin which came down to the weigh in of the Dorado caught in addition to the high socring billfish.

WSFC Fishing Competition - Day 1

on Sunday, 29 December 2013. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Events, Fishing

Results, information and photos from the first day of fishing in the Watamu Christmas competition

WSFC Fishing Competition - Day 1

Following the Auction and Sweepstake at Ocean Sports bar on the evening of the 27th December, the 2013 Watamu Sea Fishing Club Christmas Competition officially got underway at 6.30 on Saturday morning.

The 28 boats that entered this years competition are:
Bingo, Tamu, Clueless, Insteada, Alleycat, Kipapa, Unreel, Simba, Ol Jogi II, Tarka, Seahorse, Pintail. Seyidda, Neptune, Sand Dollar, Tega, Whatever It Takes, Spoit, Eclare, Auspicious, Starehe, Magoo, Shika, Ocean Luhrs, Black Widow, Dignity, and Castle Lager.

Watamu Dhow Race

on Saturday, 28 December 2013. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Events, Dhows and Traditional Boats, Community

Monday 30th December 2013

Watamu Dhow Race

The annual Watamu Christmas Dhow Race will start at 3pm in front of Ocean Sports on Monday 30th December.

Auction Night at Ocean Sports

on Saturday, 28 December 2013. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Events, Fishing

Watamu Christmas Competition 28 and 29 December 2013

Auction Night at Ocean Sports

The 2013 Watamu Christmas Competition auction was held at Ocean Sports, Watamu on the evening of the 28th December.

A great turn out of fishermen, supporters and fishing enthusiasts filled the Ocean Sports bar at a fun family evening.

There are 28 boats in this years competition and each one was auctioned off to the highest bidder in the room.

Watamu Triathlon in April

on Sunday, 05 February 2012. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Events, Lifestyle, Community

Triathletes to Discover Watamu’s Beauty in April

Watamu Triathlon in April

The fifth edition of the Watamu Triathlon beckons international visitors, looking for a great adventure, and local residents, wanting a change of pace, alike to experience the ultimate athletic challenge. Set at the Turtle Bay Beach Club, the event will be held from the 21st to the 22nd of April, with online registration open from 1st March to 6th April.

Photo of the Month - June 2011

on Thursday, 23 June 2011. Posted in North Coast

Lamu Cultural Festival

on Wednesday, 13 October 2010. Posted in Lamu Archipelago, North Coast, Events, Travel, Community

5th annual festival, Lamu Old Town

This event will be held in Lamu Old Town from Friday 18th November through to Sunday 20th November 2010.

The three day festival celebrates Lamu's rich cultural history.

Lamu Old Town became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2001 and is rated as being one of the best remaining and active examples of a traditional Swahili settlement.

The port of Lamu Old Town is believed to have existed for at least 1,000 years.

Sabaki River Mouth Bird Walk

on Monday, 04 October 2010. Posted in North Coast, Environment, Travel, Wildlife, Community

I have always wanted to walk theSabaki River Mouth. I have also always believed in the old adage that if you want to get something done the best way to achieve it is to do it yourself.

The Sabaki River Mouth is where the Athi, Tsavo and Galana rivers that rise and converge in upcountry Kenya ultimately disgorge their heavily silted waters into the coral reef fringed seawater of the Indian Ocean five kilometres north of Malindi. This convergence in turn provides one of the richest feeding grounds for birds in Africa and the Sabaki River Mouth has rightly taken its place as one of the Important Bird Areas (IBA’s) in Kenya.

In October, particularly,  the recently arrived Palaearctic migrants waders congregate in their tens of thousands, some before dispersing southwards down the coast, but many are content to winter in this coastal food larder, mingling with the resident herons, egrets, gulls, terns and the numerous other species that frequent the lagoons, reed-beds, and sand-dunes adjacent to the river mouth.

Snake-Bite Seminar, Watamu

on Friday, 01 October 2010. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Events, Environment, Wildlife, Community

7th International Bio-Ken Snake Bite Seminar - Watamu

The Bio-Ken Snake Farm's Seventh International Snakebite Seminar will be held at Turtle Bay Beach Club in Watamu, Kenya on Saturday 6th of November 2010, starting at 9am. The aims of this seminar are:

1.    To update information on snakebite in Africa.
2.    To review recently published WHO guidelines on Antivenom and snakebite management.
3.    To discuss development of new Antivenoms for Africa.

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